Microsoft releases details on Windows Store for Windows 8

Email Twitter: @ZacB_ Dec 7th, 2011 inNews

Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system will be the first Windows OS to feature an App Store and the first in competing against Ubuntu and Mac OS’ app store. Yesterday, the company talked all about their new store, and how everything will be put together when the store launches in the public beta of Windows 8, which was now been confirmed by Microsoft as February 2012.

Microsoft revealed some brand new features and ideas for their app store yesterday, such as the ability to trial apps without purchasing them, which was first implemented in the Windows Phone marketplace.

The applications purchased from the Store will be able to include their on in-app subscriptions to charge users from the app itself. Which other companies are yet to allow for developers. Ad-supported apps are also allowed.

Microsoft will cut 30% of the revenue earned from your app, and will drop that if the app earns more than $25,000 downloads/in-app purchases. Apps in the app store can range from a small $1.49 to $999.99.

You will also be able to use your purchased apps on up to five Windows 8 PCs.

Microsoft announced many new additions to it’s Windows Store yesterday, from small insufficient things to huge things that developers love to hear. It will all be available in February 2012, when the public beta for Windows 8 launches.

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